Anthrax sell 100,000 copies of Worship Music – an open letter from the band

September 24, 2012

Anthrax - group photo, 2012

Who said heavy metal was dead? Anthrax have just past 100,000 sales for their album Worship Music.

To mark the occasion, Anthrax have today wrote an open letter to their fans and music press to give thanks for all the support their 2011 album has received.

Anthrax’s open letter to fans:

To our Fans and everyone who has supported Anthrax and Worship Music:


It was a little more than a year ago – September 13, 2011 – that Worship Music was released, and all of us in Anthrax can’t believe how much has happened since then.


Our friends in the press gave the album great reviews, and so many writers singled it out as one of the best metal albums of the year.  Our label just told us that Worship Music has just passed the 100,000 mark on albums sold.  SinceWorship Music‘s release, we’ve played 107 concerts all over the world – in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan, Russia, South America, and the U.K. – we’ve gone home to New York to not only play Yankee Stadium as one of The Big Four, but had September 14 named “Anthrax Day” in The Bronx, where Charlie, Frankie and Rob grew up.


We’ve been so lucky as a band, and we know we’re able to do what we do because of you, our fans and all of our supporters in the press, at radio and retail, online, on the road, everywhere.  We’ve had one of the best years of our career, and we share it all with you.  So thank you for making the Anthrax’s “year of Worship Music” the best!  More to come!


Frank, Scott, Charlie, Rob and Joey

This gesture from Anthrax is another example of how heavy metal musicians are some of the most down-to-earth and grateful people in the industry. And if you ever thought metal-heads were tough guys, you should see how a room full of them get watery-eyed at an Anvil movie screening…

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